What if everything is just perfect?

“If you want reality to be different than what it is, you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.” Author/teacher Byron Katie For the last ten days, I’ve been waking up at 2:30 a.m. and my mind has been chattering wildly about all the problems it perceives in the world, in my […]

10 things I tell clients in transition

In 1999 I combined my 14 years of experience and training in organizational/leadership development, communications strategy, corporate coaching and personal branding and launched my first business—a career coaching and consulting firm dedicated to helping men and women integrate who they are with what they do. Career Strategists is still alive and well and our coaches […]

My #1 life balance secret

“Are you listening to your life; what is it trying to tell you?” Renee Trudeau Most people are surprised to hear that I love making a big pot of minestrone soup for my family and friends as much as I love getting invited to go to India to speak to a women’s group on work/life […]

Do you live intentionally, or haphazardly?

“A strong intention can make ‘two oceans wide’ be the size of a blanket or ‘seven hundred years’ the time it takes to walk to someone you love.” Rumi Do you ever wonder how all the day-to-day choices you make, big and small, affect your family, career and how you live? Do you feel like […]

Being with what is

I’m having a really difficult time right now “Being with what is.” My son continues to eat foods he’s intolerant to that make him crazy irritable (welcome to middle school), my beloved after 20 years, is still not the handy-man I wish he was, my childhood friends who are really in a tough place–still refuse […]

Do you embrace life’s mysteries?

“Life is not a thing to be managed, it’s a mystery to be lived.” Anonymous In our Austin career coaching offices where our senior coaches see clients, sits a red heart-shaped box filled with some of our favorite inspirational and contemplative quotes. At the end of each career coaching session, clients get to choose a […]

10 ways to nurture your soul (and a new video!)

Over the years, our career coaching clients have shared that one of the biggest gifts they receive from working with our team is being challenged to imagine what is possible in their lives and careers: to shed the shackles of their expectations, to dump their old, crunchy, outdated ways of being in the world, and […]